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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

14 Jun 2013   #200
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sillygirlmagic View Post
Brink, YOU ROCK!! Are you in Central Texas? Should I bring you a homemade pie? Thank you!

Liz was enabled; I was able to add Liz under the Administrator Group. Now, the final question:

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN???? Why, all of a sudden, did 'Liz' User not have the ability to download even Java updates??

Thanks so much.

arty:
You're most welcome.

The "Liz" account was changed to be a "Standard user" type somehow instead of being an "Administrator". A standard user doesn't have the rights to allow something like installing Java updates since it affects the whole PC and not just their account.

I'm in north central, but that's ok. I'm just happy to hear that you got it sorted.


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20 Jul 2013   #201
Benjamin123

 
 

My fathers PC is a Windows 7 Starter, what shall I do if it cannot do it?
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20 Jul 2013   #202
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Benjamin,

I'm not sure what you mean. What can you not do?

All editions of Windows 7 have a built-in administrator account. You just need to be logged in an administrator account to enable it as per the tutorial on the first page.
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21 Jul 2013   #203
Benjamin123

 
 

Well, my fathers PC don't have a administrator, because it was been deleted by mistake.
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21 Jul 2013   #204
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Benjamin

In that case, it looks like you may need to reinstall Windows 7.
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18 Nov 2013   #205
seibelgl

Ohio
 
 

Hi,

Started following Option 2, but in order to open an Elevated Command Prompt to activate the administrator, I must first be an Administrator funny how that works
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18 Nov 2013   #206
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Seibelgl, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yeah, while in Windows you would need to have administrator rights to be able to enable the built-in "Administrator" account.

You might see if Option Four may work for you instead though.
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09 Dec 2013   #207
jhexp67

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the tutorial Brink. Merry Christmas!
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09 Dec 2013   #208
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Paul, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas as well.
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17 Dec 2013   #209
Kawa

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hello guys, i didn't read all posts so i have a question, can i make my user to be "Built-in Elevated Administrator Account" ?
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